125 years ago today, several dozen invited guests watched Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory, considered the first real motion picture ever made. A one-minute film made by French engineers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the brothers had recorded the movie with their new creation, the cinematograph film camera. The brothers would patent the cinematograph in 1895, which worked in stark contrast to Thomas Edison's "peepshow" kinetoscope, allowing for multiple viewers to simultaneously enjoy the film. Though only consisting of a single, unedited scene, the Lumière brothers’ accomplishment was a pioneering moment in film history.
“The cinema is an invention without any future.” —